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Details of the Accident

Place Bootle
Date 22nd March 1945, 10.17 p.m.
Railway Company London, Midland & Scottish Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Fire and explosion
Description The 7.10 p.m. through freight train from Workington to Bankfield (Liverpool) was loaded with depth charges. The locomotive crew noticed a fire on the train, stopped and uncoupled part of the train, drew forward. The fireman went forward to protect the opposite track and as the driver was walking back to uncouple the burning wagon, it exploded.

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List of Fatalities

The 1 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
GOODALL Harold 48 Locomotive driver , 1945/Jun Millom 10b 636